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Chuckwagon

Blind & double AK amputee

 

The “Chuckwagon” is an example of what R2R can do when presented with injuries that most if not all would say riding is not a possibility. Chuck is a blind double above the knee amputee. The bike we designed and made for him is a tandem Recumbent/Hand cycle. The front rider or “Captain” controls the steering and shifting, while the rear rider or “Stoker” simply pedals and enjoys the freedom of cycling with a big smile. The bike has independent pedaling, meaning that Chuck can stop pedaling at any time and the captain can keep pedaling the bike without change, this works the same if the captain stops and Chuck keeps pedaling also.







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2015 UnitedHealthcare Challenge Series

The first Challenge of the season starts February 28!!
Challenges are multi-day events that cover 350-450 miles. A Challenge will push the participant to their limit, both physically and mentally.
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Delvin McMillian

Delvin McMillian had one question for the Ride 2 Recovery team, “how can I join the ride?” UnitedHealthcare employee, Walter Chwalik, told Delvin about Ride 2 Recovery and showed pictures from his ride in Florida. Our question at R2R was “how can we make a bike that will allow Delvin to ride independently?
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